June 08 - Elvis Box Charts (Updated)

Due for release on August 6, 2018 from IMC V-I-S-I-O-N is the 3 DVD set "The Elvis Boxset". 

The No. 1 Hits Box

Dus for release on July 25, 2018 from the New Continent label is the 3 CD box "The No. 1 Hits Box". 

Elvis Presley was rock & rolls first real star and one of the most important cultural forces in history. Included on this set are Elvis greatest hits from the period 1955-62, among them all of his King singles that reached number one on the U.S. pop charts between 1956 and 1962. 

Among other smash hits, our release includes both sides of the single Hound Dog/Dont Be Cruel (the most successful Elvis single release, with 11 weeks on the charts), Elvis second RCA single, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, and the classic rocker Heartbreak Hotel (which peaked at number one and remained on the charts for eight weeks after extensive television exposure following its release). Without a doubt, this is the material upon which Elvis Presleys legend was built.

1956 Las Vegas Contract Slated for Auction

Elvis Presley’s first Las Vegas contract is scheduled for auction later this month in the UK. The New Frontier performance contract signed 62 years ago by Elvis Presley can be yours for the right price. 

The contract is for a two-week engagement in late April and Early May 1956 at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. It calls for a weekly pay of $7,500, minus commissions paid to his agents at William Morris. The 21-year-old Elvis signed the document on two lines agreeing to the terms on April 16, 1956.

Auction house Henry Aldridge & Son will take bids on the contract on June 16. The piece of memorabilia has received a certificate of authenticity from the Elvis Presley Museum and has a pre-sale estimate, and a rather specific one at that, of $33,476 to $40,171.

Terms of the contract reached between New Frontier and Elvis called for him to perform a staggering 30 times during the two-week period. That’s less than $500 per show when his commission to William Morris is factored in.
The contract also provided him with a one-bedroom suite and standard guestroom at the Strip resort, which was closed and demolished in 2007.

This was still the early part of 1956 and Presley was on the verge of greatness. Up until now, Elvis had performed in front of screaming teenagers, but things would be different in Las Vegas,” the Elvis Presley Museum explains in the item description.

The auction lot details, “Compared to the usual teenage hysteria, however, Elvis had a lukewarm acceptance from the middle-aged audience.”

Lukewarm at best. In fact, one critic at Newsweek wrote that Presley’s performance was “like a jug of corn liquor at a champagne party.”


UK (Official Chart Company chart week June 8 to 14, 2018)
  • Soundtracks: The Searcher #27 (dropped six places)
  • The 6 DVD set “The Elvis Collection” dropped off the Official UK Music DVD chart from last week’s #38 spot.
Ireland (OCC chart week June 8 to 14, 2018)
  • Irish Top 50 Albums: #41 (climbed five places)
Belgium - Flanders (Ultratop chart week June 9 to 15, 2018)
  • Albums Top 200: The Searcher #98 (climbed from #154)
Belgium - Wallonia (Ultratop chart week  June 9 to 15, 2018)
  • Mid Price Albums (Top 50): Top 40 - His Ultimate Top 40 Collection #29 (re-entry)
Australia - (ARIA chart week June 11 to 17, 2018)

  • Catalogue Albums (Top 50): The King  #48 (dropped six places)
  • Music DVDs: Elvis: King of Rock 'n' Roll  #19 (climbed two places)
(Source: Elvis Club Berlin / Laser Freak)

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